Paper Dolls: Fragile Figures, Enduring Symbols

Paper Dolls: Fragile Figures, Enduring Symbols

by Katherine H. Adams, Michael L. Keene

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476669687
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/29/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,024,701
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Katherine H. Adams is the Hutchinson Distinguished Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans. The late Michael L. Keene was a professor emeritus of English at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1

 1. Paper Power Begins 5

 2. Political Satire and Change 14

 3. Paper Characters and the Creativity of Toy Theatres 31

 4. ­Paper-Doll Books: The Movable Voyage of Education 53

 5. The Myth of the American Family 77

 6. Fashion Paper Dolls: The True Woman’s “Evil Twin” 102

 7. Transformation and the Celebrity Paper Doll 119

Between pages 128 and 129 are 12 color plates containing 22 photographs

 8. Paper Doll as Symbol: Vulnerability and Medical Care 129

 9. Paper Doll as Symbol: The Male Desire for the Not Real 133

10. Paper Doll as Symbol in Feminist Films and Novels 140

11. Paper Doll as Symbol: For the Young Adult Audience 150

12. Paper Doll as Symbol: LGBTQ Culture 154

13. The Paper Figure in the ­Twenty-First Century 158

Conclusion 179

Chapter Notes 183

Bibliography 199

Index 215

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